How 1 city is curbing overweight trucks

New York City began using weigh-in-motion (WIM) technology Thursday on a key stretch of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE), with fines eventually awaiting trucks that exceed current weight limits.The plan is one part of a back-and-forth decision-making process by the city as it figures out what to do with a cantilevered section of the BQE near Brooklyn Heights and across lower New York Bay from the skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan. It is a key truck route in the New York City area.

And while the view from that location might be spectacular as Lower Manhattan comes into view northbound or southbound, the visual landscape is taken in on roads with cantilevered decks that are both uniquely constructed and in significant need of repair but with no clear decision on how to proceed.